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FOX Business
Sep 14, 2012 6:00pm EDT
many other countries. the reason they're doing this basically is to put pressure on the united states to actually confirm the withdrawal from the region. that is the political call. the city itself, it is insulting the level of religion but do you know how many videos are there and how many have been crucified before but no demonstrations? this is more strategical on the jihad network and the push against. gerri: in that video has been out for weeks and nobody has said anything. danielle, want to get you to something that the president said earlier today about this video and how they are responding. >> this is a fairly volatile situation in response not to the united states policies, not obviously to the administration, not the american people, in response to a video. gerri: true or not true? >> that is really a disgraceful statement on a white house spokesman and i don't understand where it is coming from. there have been ample reports these attacks were planned days before. the video has been out since july. even more, why he would justify the idea and video is an excuse for mobs to
FOX Business
Sep 13, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the dictator and they haven't had the jobs in 18 months. were they angry at now? the united states. gerri: we are a target, that's for sure. michael? >> that's not correct. what they wanted was us out of the region out of posy -- >> we have to realize that these people have been emboldened because president bush and obama chose to lose two wars. >> look, we are dealing with religious fanaticism. we have an ambassador in libya that are happening that helping the people put together the purpose of the attacks, which is to cause the united states to pull back from the region and pullback from vital interest that we have there, protecting israel and securing supplies of oil and natural gas from the producing countries. that is what they want. as this spreads across the region, it can have a profound economic impact worldwide as we see the price of oil already going on. gerri: absolutely. there are all kinds of impacts. i want to talk about the president today. telling telemundo that egypt is not an ally. would you make of that k.t. mcfarland? >> does is really tearing through. we thought qadhafi
FOX Business
Sep 19, 2012 6:00pm EDT
tune in tomorrow, melissa francis will be live from the energy capital of the united states, houston, texas. it is part of our series "open for business." you don't want to miss out on the fox business network. take care. gerri: hello, everybody, i am gerri willis. a newly obtained report from the department of homeland security showing calls to burn down the u.s. embassy in cairo. two days before the protest took place. the cairo demonstration was the first of the anti-american protests which continues to raise across the world with no end in sight. time for u.s. to close the floodgates of the foreign aid to these countries. with more on this, ran poll of kentucky. welcome to the show, great to have you here. first i want your reaction to the department of homeland security report that says threats reach the u.s. two days before the protests started. >> i'm quite concerned if there was any warning if we paid or didn't pay attention to the warning and also concerned in egypt the egyptians said the mob is coming but didn't send any troops to defend our embassy. that has to be
FOX Business
Sep 12, 2012 6:00pm EDT
should be the response to this? >> well, the united states cannot afford to flee under fire. in libya, i think president obama's actually doing the right thing by sending in additional marines and maintaining our dip -- diplomatic presence. e just a minute -- egypt is another question, however. it's the accountability at best that the egyptian government was negligent. the idea that the united states has to subsidize governments like this is a question which many people ask back in washington. gerri: michael, we are subsidizing that government. as a matter of fact, we decided to forgive a billion of debt they owe us. >> well, one of the big policy questions that's looming over the horizon is whether egypt is too big to fail much since the arab sprang began, egypt lost more than two-thirds of the hard currency reserves. initially, the arab spring was about economics, accountability, corruption. it's clear that islamists have hijacked it. they were caught by as much surprise as the united states has. the question is if we keep subsidizing the egyptian government, do we, in effect, give the
FOX Business
Sep 18, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. there's no way you can shut down outrageous speech in the country of the united states, it's going to happen, but if the responsibility of responsible officials in egypt and other countries throughout the world to take actions to protect embassies and they are the ones who are responsible, and the extremists sure -- stirring up the crowds are responsible. talking about the video really is to distract from the real problem. gerri: you have a lot of experience in these proceedings as deputy secretary of defense under george w. bush. people staid it's bush's fault the arab world is in unrest today. do you agree? how do you respond? >> i don't at all. look, these extremists were breeding in the arab world for years under horrible dictators. 9/11 happened with basically before george w. bush even appeared, and i believe in fact that the dictatorships of the arab world gave credit the to the extremists who attacks the governments for denying freedom to their people. sooner or later, those governments collapse both because of age and also, frankly, because ashes want freedom as well, and
FOX Business
Sep 19, 2012 9:00pm EDT
-term because people still consider the united states the safest and greatest country on earth, rightfully so. it is a problem long-term and even medium term. gerri: the number the president was trying to find, 16 trillion. he says it doesn't matter. does that matter to the american people? >> on the former, the question was ambiguous enough the president to not have known what he was talking about although we did not ask for a clarification. on this question if there are short-term problems with our debt, that is an incredible thing for the president of the united states to say when we are accumulating $4 billion per day on debt, just interest on the debt, that is a very serious short-term damage to the country, to the economy, what have you and for the president of the united states to pretend that doesn't matter, not even talking about the fact we were just downgraded again by another ratings agency, just talking about the sheer numbers on our debt on a daily basis, that is a short-term problem in a short-term catastrophe. gerri: here is the president. >> i think the trick is figuring out
FOX Business
Sep 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
international indebtedness. if the united states economy is not as strong as it has been in the past, we cannot protect our values around the globe, and we cannot negotiate with bankers. this gives us serious weaknesses on the economic and national-security front. the ultimate insult, we handed to the next generation that had no safe in the kinds of things we have seen go on and ask them to pick up the bill, and that seems like a gross injustice and mass. gerri: i want you to respond to something, david axelrod, the president's base of riser said about this and why the president is doing the right thing. here he is. >> the president's plan would do what the simpson bowles plan would do, cut the deficit by $4 trillion, reduce attack under our deficits down to 3 percent of the gross domestic product which is what everybody agrees we need to stabilize the debt. then we will be in a position to begin reducing it further. gerri: what do you make of that. >> perfect except for a couple of flaws. we have not seen the growth and are not likely to get the kind of growth that they assume in those budget
FOX Business
Sep 12, 2012 9:00pm EDT
? >> the united states cannot afford to flee under fire. , should send in additional marines to maintain the diplomatic presence. this raises questions of the accountability of government at best at worst it was complex set. for the united states to subsidize the government is of the blast in washington and. >> but we are. we just decided to forgive $1 million of debt that they owe us back a policy question with egypt is too big to fail. it has lost more than two-thirds of hard currency reserves. at first it was about economics and corruption. they were caught by surprise like the united states. if we keep subsidizing the egyptian government do we give them free rein? remember egypt's president has not apologized the way the libyan president has. gerri: we have a long way to go. byron,, mitt romney responded to the embassy comment in cairo condemns the continuing efforts of individuals to hurt the religious feelings as religious believes is the cornerstone of american democracy. we reject the actions of universal free-speech to hurt others. romney said falling that. >> day clearly send m
FOX Business
Sep 20, 2012 6:00pm EDT
in the united states has been a nation that respects all faiths. we reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. but there is absolutely no justification in this type of senseless violence. none whatsoever. >> it is obvious that the united states government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. gerri: what you make of this? >> this is disgraceful. we have nothing to apologize for. finally from the white house had to come out and expose their lies that the libyan attack was premeditated, it was a terrorist attack and had nothing to do with the video. the fact of the matter is the apology by the president of the united states, the secretary of state has made us more vulnerable to further attacks, the excuse that they wanted us to believe, and now, our president has been the excuse to be valid for the attacks that we are seeing, not only in libya, but the attacks that we have seen in egypt on our embassy and throughout the middle east. gerri: john, i would like to turn to you. the administration appears to be changing its tune on the cause of this attack. ja
FOX Business
Sep 25, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, i think no one really fears the united states in that region. they have basically discounted the american president and he goes to the united nations and says that bashar al-assad -- he said that 13 months ago, he is still saying the same things about syria. we have done nothing about this eerie intensity and things are what they seem to us. cheryl: one thing he has done with the issue of syria, he has put hillary clinton as the face. mostly she is not going to be a secretary of state. do they know that in the muslim world? do they see her as a credible person? >> i'm glad that you took us there. secretary of state quinten stop in south africa and there was a scene of her cutting a rug on a dance floor in south africa. people look at this as ridiculous. secretary clinton has been running the clock on the syrian people. we do nothing about syria. if we do want to help them, we would on them. we went with them. we would come to the rescue. we just want them to wait. cheryl: but maybe the russians to that, doctor. maybe the russians are stepping into syria. >> exactly. the frien
FOX Business
Sep 27, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the united states of america. we discuss news the other day, the department of water and power is going to increase rates 10%. we are having a shortage of water. they are increasing their rates. there is actually no competition at all. i will give you an example. i paid $200 per month of my department of water and power bill to underwrite people who cannot afford to pay their own water bill in los angeles. it cost me $200 a month to help them out. ashley: you are very generous. >> i'm trying to help my daughter who is a school teacher and my son who sells cars. i'm helping them. there are a lot of people who help their kids. at the same temperament are helping everybody else. select the end of the month, you may be a little bit short. wait a minute, they charged charge me another $200 a month to deliver water and power to my house. i never turn on the light were never turned on the water spigot, i still get charged $200 per month just for the privilege of having water and power. ashley: stockton, san bernardino, mammoth lakes, on the verge of declaring bankruptcy or have declared bankru
FOX Business
Sep 5, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. a down note the talking about. the united states dropped two notches to seventh place in this year's global competitiveness survey. is an annual report released by the world economic forum. the reason for the drop to "the report, low public trust in u.s. politicians and the perceived lack of government efficiency. here to weigh and, scott martin, chief market strategist at united advisers. you mean nancy pelosi and harry reid of making us uncompetitive? this is ridiculous. >> you know, it's funny. tell us something we don't know already about washington, and maybe that will be a steady it. listen. i think the funniest thing about this report, let's look back in history. when was the united states last number one, 2008. what to begin after that, and absolutely maddening financial crisis and a total business slowdown. i'm not sure of being number one is the best thing out there. byu as is now seven not get either. gerri: countries that are ahead of the spirit of money to weigh in. switzerland, singapore, finland, sweden, the netherlands, and germany. come on. we have to do better tha
FOX Business
Sep 11, 2012 9:00pm EDT
you see as the emerging threat to this country? >> i think the greatest threat to the united states in 10 states is the economy. if you don't fix the economy, nothing else counts. everything is collateral damage. there is no money for defense for intelligence. no money for foreign aid. first, fix the economy. reagan understood that in 1980. we had a far worse economy than we have now and he turned the economy and now we first need to fix the economy and then realize the threat is in nuclear iran and the long-range threat is an assertive militaries china. gerri: i wanted to address the comments from leon panetta about the book by a navy seal recounting takedown of the modern. >> i think we have to take steps to make clear to him and the american people that we are not going to accept this kind of behavior. gerri: they are going to punch this guy? really? >> the guy should've cemented the book. i had to do things in a row. however, i've read that book but there is nothing in there that revealed sources. i have to say, it is pretty rich to watch a member of this administration. this is
FOX Business
Sep 21, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. that will prove costly. one thing we want to remember is that the united states went through a period where there was a sharp contraction through government. i am talking about the end of world war ii. since we have this. brief and cutbacks in government spending, the recession was painful but very brief and then we entered into a period of prolonged prosperity. we can't afford deep cutbacks and spending. we cannot afford very big increases by taxation. gerri: big increases by taxation. will that create another recession? there are lots of signs that we are going there already. >> that is true. we had indications of a worsening of business activity in europe and china. this is beginning to hurt u.s. exports. u.s. consumers and businesses, themselves, are shying away from major expenditures, especially business in terms of capital spending until fiscal cliff uncertainties are resolved. we are not going to resolve those uncertainties until we get the election out of the way. that is why these upcoming presidential debates and october will be of the utmost importance and they very much they ha
FOX Business
Sep 24, 2012 6:00pm EDT
in the 1970's and the united states the government spends and regulated too much. when the economy slow down, the federal reserve at the time lower interest rates and tried to choose the economy. what we ended up with was inflation and slow growth. the fed cannot create jobs. all it can do is create money. eventually if you create too much money you create inflation, and that will harm the economy in long run. i sure hope we don't have qe for. cheryl: you can believe that they're going to bring up inflation if it rears its ugly head commanded by peace center. thank you very much. good to talk to you always. >> thanks. cheryl: we want to know what all of you think. here's a question. the best way to reduce the deficit? higher taxes, spending cuts, or both? log onto gerriwillis.com and on the right hand side of the screen. ellis said the results of the end of tonight's show. meanwhile, that same survey of business economists shows that obamacare will not bring down costs. fat, they say it will severely hurt the economy in the long run. elizabeth macdonald here with the story. cheryl: a very im
FOX Business
Sep 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. you've got 17 different nations that have to make fiscal adjustments? this isn't like the united states. you're talking about multiple governments that have to make adjustments to get that money, that's big tax cuts -- sorry, big tax increases, spending cuts, major, major changes for countries that don't want to do it like greece. so i think the bottom line is, listen, headline risk is going to continue, i think it gets worse. i think greece will leave the union. i think where we need to really look is china. i think the quietness in china, the deterioration that's slowly happening is way more of a risk than a deterioration in europe. cheryl: why do you say that? china still has an 8% growth rate, i mean, the poor chinese. i mean, come on. [laughter] that's great! >> i mean, again, okay, price talks, right? they can quote all the gdp numbers they want, but price talks. when you see steel dropping, markets dropping, three-year lows, you can give those gdp numbers out, i just don't buy it. cheryl: all right. you wouldn't be the first one, i think i've made that comment before. [lau
FOX Business
Sep 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
being a large amount of debt, and it is the reason why in ranking after ranking we are seeing the united states but is lower and lower. this is not a place for companies want to come. lori: what should we be spending in regulatory costs given are lackluster pay? >> it's going to get worse before it gets better. the administration's different after the election and an enormous amount of regulatory activity. the right thing to do is actually just sort of stop issuing new regulations for a while. take a timeout. then put in a system where if you want to add a regulation something else has to go. you're forced to pick and do it wisely. certainly congress there is no escape. we're hurting the economy. unless we change the laws, the regulations that implement them will state. lori: can you tell me or is it fair to suggest that these burdensome costs are actually shaving points of gdp? >> there is no question about that. again, if i told you there have been a $500 billion tax increase will be talking and howard slow gdp growth. we know the debt burden is slowing gdp growth. its other shock that
FOX Business
Sep 10, 2012 6:00pm EDT
that. that is what comes with a hothouse industry, this industrial fallacy, the nanny state, and frankly, bailing out the unit because it puts feet on the ground for mr. obama when he's running for office. >> peter, i knew you would speak your mind. i wasn't worried about that. thank you for coming on tonight. >> take your. gerri: if you are fired up about this or any other issues on the program, drop me an e-mail at gerri@foxbussiness.com. >> coming up on "the willis report", solar installations are soaring in the u.s. but what is the key for taxpayers? with their dollars on the line. gerri is following every cent. the streak is over as president obama tops ronnie's fundraising last month. it is this just a blip in the money race or should the romney team start to worry? our political panel reacts. as we move closer to election day, this documentary has become a blockbuster hit. the author of "obama's america" is here to discuss his book. so anyway, i've been to a lot of places. you know, i've helped a lot of people save a lot of money. but today...( sfx: loud noise of larg
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